A Harvard Law School professor has published an article claiming that the hundreds of thousands of Asian women whom the Japanese Imperial Army forced into being sex slaves were actually paid prostitutes willingly who signed up to be dehumanized, tortured, and even killed. Boston attorney Linda Champion, who is Korean and Black, is one of… Read more »
Linda Champion is an attorney, opinion columnist and educator. She was appointed in 2011 as an assistant district attorney in the criminal courts under former Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley. In 2013 she joined the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents as an assistant general counsel representing the Commonwealth’s Workers’ Compensation Trust Fund. Champion was appointed in 2020 to serve the Town of Milton on the Equity & Justice For all Committee and appointed in 2021 by Mayor Martin J. Walsh to serve the City of Boston as a Commissioner of the Municipal Lobbying Compliance Commission.
Champion graduated from Suffolk University and Suffolk Law School. She was a Senior Lecturer at Suffolk University for 13 years. She’s partnered with the City of Boston, Urban Edge, QCAP, and MAHA over the past 20 years teaching home ownership programs in Massachusetts. Prior to her public service, she worked as a private attorney, specializing in real estate law, consumer protection and community development.
Champion volunteered for several charitable organizations, including fundraising for Newbury College, Thompson Island, The Dimock Center, the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Association, and Chung Changing Lives. Today, she is an advisor to the President of Whittier Street Health Center and participates on several boards which include Urban Edge/CUE Realty, GBH public television and radio in Boston, Boston Showstoppers, Justice for Housing, Good Lookin’ Out Solutions for Humanity, Education Divide Reform (EDR), and serves as Chair to the Board of Advisors at Sira Naturals.
In 2020, Champion graduated from Emerge, a national program that trains female political candidates. She was nominated by the Class of 2020 to continue to serve on their behalf and was appointed to the Mass Emerge Alumni Advisory Board where she serves today as the Chair of the Alumni Committee and publishes its monthly newsletter.
In March 2020, just as the COVID-19 pandemic emerged in the United States, Champion led a grassroots effort to coordinate the manufacturing and collection of facemasks in the Asian community to deliver to hospitals and community health centers that were unable to obtain critical personal protective equipment.